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Remembering Sej Harman

Remembering Sej Harman

Sej Harman served University of South Carolina's College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) as an invaluable employee for 35 years - leading the college forward from behind the scenes and making life-long friendships along the way.

Dean’s quarterly update May 2017

Dean’s quarterly update May 2017

Summer is on the way and HRSM recently celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2017. As our newest alumni begin their careers, I’m filled with pride for our wonderful college and the legacy that we are all building together through education, research and industry partnerships.

2017 HRSM faculty, staff and student awards

2017 HRSM faculty, staff and student awards

The University of South Carolina College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) is proud to recognize its 2016-2017 faculty, staff and student award recipients.

Ph.D. takes USC grad from down South to Down Under

Ph.D. takes USC grad from down South to Down Under

An education at the University of South Carolina can open doors anywhere in the world, as Henry Wear knows firsthand. Wear will formally receive his Ph.D. in sport and entertainment management in May, but his work at South Carolina has already earned him his first postdoctoral position, as a lecturer in the sport management program at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.

Susan O'Malley: Shattering the glass ceiling in sport management

Susan O'Malley: Shattering the glass ceiling in sport management

What if you were told your career dreams were unrealistic because you were a girl? If your name is Susan O'Malley, you would shrug it off and go on to become the first, and very successful, female president of a professional sports franchise.

Survivor

Survivor

Fellow classmates might know Maddy Pease as a friendly face, a lacrosse player, a traveler, a retailing major, the winner of the 2017 Fashion Board Design Challenge or a senior graduating with leadership distinction. What they might not know is that she accomplished all of that while quietly battling cancer.

Drew Martin named director for School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Drew Martin named director for School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

The University of South Carolina's College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management is proud to welcome Drew Martin, Ph.D. as the new director of its School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. Martin will begin his new role on July 1, 2017 and will be responsible for leading all academic and research initiatives for the department.

Rising above the odds

Rising above the odds

Growing up in the small rural town of Estill, South Carolina, Aleisha Gray has always been aware of the statement numbers can make. One stoplight. Population 2,025. Less than 100 students in your graduating class. “The schools I attended from K-12 were ranked lowest among the nation’s worst districts and considered to be in ‘The Corridor of Shame’ – a severely neglected region of impoverished education districts,” said Gray. When faced with those odds, it might be easy to set your sights low or make excuses if life gets hard. But Gray did neither of those things.

Mission complete

Mission complete

As a military veteran, husband and father, Reggie Regester's walk across the graduation stage has taken longer to get to than some students. But on May 5 he will leave the University of South Carolina with a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies and the satisfaction of knowing his academic mission is complete.

Marching to her own beat

Marching to her own beat

Sarah Brinks' college life started with a clarinet and a pressure-packed audition. That moment set the stage for an academic career marked by the willingness to take on new challenges and embrace the unexpected--a theme that shows no signs of stopping as Brinks takes the next step on her career journey.

 

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